"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Today, the world should stop and every knee should bend ...

At the name of Jesus

every knee should bend,

of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

and every tongue confess that

Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

The desecration in Milan...  If the world will not stop - at least the Church can and should.

May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, 
most incomprehensible and unutterable Name of God 
be always praised, blessed, loved, adored 
and glorified in Heaven, on earth,
and under the earth,
by all the creatures of God,
and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

"I firmly wish that my Face reflecting the intimate pains of my Soul, 
the suffering and love of my Heart, be more honored! 
Whoever gazes upon me, already consoles me" - Our Lord to Blessed Pierina.


  1. "...Then, pulling You, they cast You down into those putrid waters, in such a way that these enter into Your ears, into Your mouth, into Your nostrils. O, Unreachable Love, You remain inundated and as though wrapped by those putrid, nauseating and cold waters. And in this way, You represent, vividly, the heart-rending state of creatures when they commit sin! O, how they remain covered, inside and out, by a mantle of filth, such as to be disgusting to Heaven and to whoever can see them, therefore attracting the lightnings of Divine Justice upon themselves! O, Life of my life, can there ever be greater love? In order to remove from us this mantle of filth, You allow Your enemies to throw You into this stream, and You suffer everything to repair for the sacrileges and the coldness of the souls who receive You sacrilegiously, and who, more than the stream, force You to enter into their hearts, and to make You feel all of their nausea! You also permit that these waters penetrate deep into Your bowels; so much so, that the enemies, fearing that You may be drowned, in order to spare You for greater torments, lift You up. But You are so disgusting that they themselves, feel nauseated to touch You...."

    "In this hour Jesus abandoned Himself at the mercy of His enemies, who reached the point of throwing Him into the Cedron Stream. But the Humanity of Jesus looked at all of them with Love, bearing everything for Love of them.

    And we—do we abandon ourselves at the mercy of the Will of God?

    In our weaknesses and falls, are we ready to stand up again to throw ourselves into the arms of Jesus? Tormented Jesus was thrown into the Cedron Stream, feeling suffocation, nausea and repugnance. And we—do we abhor any stain and shadow of sin? Are we ready to give shelter to Jesus in our heart, so as not to make Him feel the nausea which other souls give Him with sin, and to compensate for the nausea that we ourselves have given Him many times?

    My tormented Jesus, do not spare me in anything, and let me be the object of Your Divine and Loving Aims! "

    --From the ninth hour (Jesus thrown into the Cedron stream) from The 24 Hours Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, by Luisa Piccarreta

  2. Hi Terry, I researched to discover what happened and my mind boggles. I am ashamed for them; no animal would conceive such an act. Because they went to such effort, I would suspect those involved in Satanism. God have mercy on them. Can't bear to picture these events...poor parishioners.

  3. Heartbreaking! I wish more Catholics understood the importance of The Devotion to The Holy Face and work of reparation for blasphemy. Thanks Terry.

  4. The Blessed Sacrament! The light of the world!

    The silence!

    Just read up on this incident. The faithful are praying and the church will be reconsecrated. I hope they will begin to lock it up at night. Our places of worship are no longer safe unless folks volunteer to keep watch at all hours, day and night. My parish used to stay open 24/7 but then homeless folks (they were allowed to sleep in the church at night) started abusing the Pastor's generosity and well, they started to use the choir loft as a toilet and were caught relieving themselves in the poor boxes. Later, after they were asked to leave, a dead cat was found at the foot of the main altar and it was all downhill for them after that.

    The church was closed and reconsecrated but it is now locked up at night and if any homeless are found loitering around, they are asked to leave. Many are innocent but they unfortunately paid the price for the crimes of others.

    I will try to remember what happened in Milan and pray for all involved. May that precious place be safeguarded even moreso.

    In these days of peril...one can no longer be carefree nor forgetful...Lord, help us for we are drowning!

  5. This sacrilege has left me speechless.

  6. Hope someone took a DNA sample.

    I like that the damaged crucifix will be used in a procession. Perhaps the statues should be kept and used as they are, at least until the vandals are successfully caught and convicted. Sometimes a visual is stronger than the best sermon. That's why we have art.

  7. There was no comment option on a follow up post on this, so I've placed mine here:

    "I don't know why it hasn't shaken the entire Church."

    This is precisely what some people are thinking and feeling about the last 16 or so months, and particularly, when Cardinals Kasper and Maradiaga have been elucidating what the Faith is 'really' about. It's church of Man, diabolical confusion.

  8. I was once at Mass when a mentally unstable young man ran up to the altar during communion, grabbed a bunch of consecrated hosts while the priest was distributing communion and ate them. It was very disturbing to me and literally left me shaking. I can't even imagine the kind of deliberate and evil desecration that happened in Milan.

    But are we all not guilty of desecration of the Blessed Sacrament if we should take it unworthily, as St. Paul wrote in I Cor 11:27 - "So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord." I think receiving the Body and Blood of Christ in an unworthy manner is more of a desecration than what happened in MIlan.


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